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Illinois senator to become first African-American executive in U.S. history…Change has come to America and the world.

Barack Hussein Obama II has been elected President of the United States of America. The now former junior senator from Illinois will become the first black president in U.S. history when he takes office in January 2009.

President-elect Obama was able to carry several key swing states that went to the Republicans in 2004, including Ohio.

Barack Obama will take control of the Oval Office while, at the same time, his party will control both the Senate and the House of Representatives.


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2008-11-05 02:00:54

Hi Chris:

My wife and I are elated. WE stayed up all night following the count down.

The world is now in a new era. For this reason, people of every nation, colour, creed, must address their own prejudices that sometimes seek to divide and rule us.

For Americans, this is truley a mind-blasting experieince, and the USA, has set the direction for the full acceptance of black people in metropolitan countries like France ,Germany and the United Kingdom….

Truely, change has come to America and the World

Albert and Tempie

Comment by Dan
2008-11-05 12:12:13

My wife Ruth and daughter Mathilda and I are so happy about this. After 8 horrible years during which the Bush administration frequently made us ashamed of what was being done in the name of the USA, we expect to be able to hold our heads up proudly again. “YES WE CAN”!

Comment by Suki
2008-11-06 08:28:27

This is a great day that is marked by people coming together. Here in the South, there is such evidence of increased goodwill. The culture is one of greeting each other of course but the enthusiasm here is unprecedented. I have watched perfect strangers on the street stop and talk to each other about how proud they are in this election. I saw an elderly white gentleman walk up to a young (about 5 or 6) african-american boy and bump fists with him and say “it’s a great day, isn’t son?”. This has certainly gone a long way toward healing some of the wounds of the past.


Comment by Joel Halfwassen
2008-11-06 12:59:30

Democrats ruling the government. Obama is put into the White House by the young, the poor, and the uneducated. We will soon be headed on the path to being the next Venezuela. Terrorists and fascist states throughout the world celebrate the victory. God help us all. And what is that I hear? Oh…the markets are continuing to crash. A crash that could have been avoided if the majority Democratic Congress (2 years of lame duck sessions) did more over the last couple of years except blame the President for things that Congress was in control of. I can’t believe how the liberal media pulled the wool over the eyes of the masses. Yes, Bush was terrible, but he was better then what the Democrats have sent into the ring over the last 8 years. We here in Arizona are saddened by the tragedy that has occurred this past Tuesday. Nothing more to do except suck it up and wait for the next election in 2 year to fix the situation.


Comment by Suki
2008-11-06 14:46:14

“Obama is put into the White House by the young, the poor, and the uneducated.”

What a statement! I happen to know quite a few people who do not fit any of these labels and who did vote for Obama. I would hope that you would not presume to speak for all in Arizona because my understanding is that he did receive some votes in the state – 45% of the people and 855,000 votes.

“Terrorists and fascist states throughout the world celebrate the victory.”

Again, blanket labeling but let’s assume that it is true – so what? A lot of people around the world celebrated Obama’s victory. Should Americans shudder when the rest of the world approves of its choices? Would we prefer that they arm themselves more aggressively rather than celebrate?

“Oh…the markets are continuing to crash.”

I don’t know anyone who thought their vote was going to immediately stem the financial process. No one person, party or entity is to blame and blame is quite frankly pointless at this juncture. We need solutions, not finger pointing.

“Nothing more to do except suck it up and wait for the next election in 2 year to fix the situation.”

If by fix you mean to take back the majority in the Senate and the House then you also mean another lame duck Congress at odds with the President. Perhaps we need to repudiate this two party system that causes division and a political civil war every election cycle and begin voting for individuals based on their ideals. The labels are clearly not doing anyone any good.


Comment by Dan
2008-11-06 17:35:28

Actually, according to polls, the better educated a person is the more likely it was that he or she voted for Barak Obama. I am part of the only demographic that Obama did not win, the white person over 65 demographic, but I also happen to be well-educated. I voted for Barak Obama. I am very glad that I did.

I lived in New Orleans as a teenager and saw racial segregation first-hand. And my parents families were Holocaust refugee. So I hope that I understand discrimination.

Joel, you’re way off base.

Comment by Matt
2009-02-17 22:04:54

Joel, you are right on. I am actually afraid of where our country is heading. If you do a comparison, it took Hitler three years and a prison term to accomplish what Obama has in less than 30 days. He has already added nearly a trillion dollars of debt to what we already have, he is selling our future generations short and leading us to socialism. Give him enough time and we will be a full-on communistic country.

Dan, the “better educated” you speak of are the young men and women who recently graduated from the liberal democrat factories known as colleges. Educated people who have been working for their belonings for a while tend to vote conservative. I am currently in medical school, and do not know of anyone here who voted for Obama. I have bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry, and a master’s in biochemistry; I voted for McCain. Now, what was that you were saying?

For everyone with a brain (read conservatives) there is a website called that is in the business of trying to get a grassroots movement together to get rid of the leeches currently in congress, democrat or republican, who do nothing but try to keep their job so they can continue to rob the country blind. We want to turn congress over to people who will work for the country, impose term limits and repeal the ridiculous benefits cogress has voted itself for the last fifty years.

I will keep my money, my guns and my freedom. You keep the “change”.

Comment by Joel Halfwassen
2009-02-19 00:04:45

Matt – While I agree with you and feel you are very right on most of what you say the comment, “For everyone with a brain (read conservatives)” is a bit uncalled for. I apologize, but I have to call you on that.

And this so called “stimulus package” is a total joke. It is a spend it on Democratic Party pet project package. Nothing more. More debt for my child to take on his yoke.


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